Table numbers in Web Help

cherbert
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Table numbers in Web Help

Post by cherbert » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:02 am

My company publishes to Web Help and PDF. I'm using the title element for tables so that the Table label and consecutive numbers appears in the PDF output. However, when I generate the Web Help the Table label always displays with the number 1. Is there a way to exclude the Table label and number from Web Help and still keep them in the PDF output?

sorin_ristache
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Re: Table numbers in Web Help

Post by sorin_ristache » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:51 pm

Hello,

To remove the table number and title from the Webhelp output please add the following two lines at the end of the file [Oxygen-install-dir]/frameworks/dita/DITA-OT/plugins/com.oxygenxml.webhelp/xsl/dita/dita2webhelp.xsl:

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    <xsl:template name="place-tbl-lbl"/>
<xsl:template match="*[contains(@class,' topic/table ')]/*[contains(@class,' topic/title ')]" mode="tabletitle"/>

Regards,
Sorin

cherbert
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Re: Table numbers in Web Help

Post by cherbert » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:54 pm

Sorin,

I tried what you suggested. However, I could not save the [Oxygen-install-dir]/frameworks/dita/DITA-OT/plugins/com.oxygenxml.webhelp/xsl/dita/dita2webhelp.xsl file with the additions that you suggested. I get the following error message:

"Cannot save the file: C:\Program Files\Oxygen XML Editor 15\frameworks/dita/DITA-OT\plugins\com.oxygenxml.webhelp\xsl/dita\desktop\dita2webhelp.xsl (Access is denied).Please note that the file content might have been altered. A copy of the editor's content can be found in C:\Users\herbertc\AppData\Local\Temp\OxygenXMLtemp\oxy-dita2webhelp.xsl447343359028148048.xsl."

Also, what I wanted to remove from the web help was the Table label and Table number, not the Table title. For instance,

Table 2: This is the Title

I want to remove "Table" and "2". I want to keep the descriptive table title: "This is the Title".

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Re: Table numbers in Web Help

Post by sorin_ristache » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:32 am

cherbert wrote:I tried what you suggested. However, I could not save the [Oxygen-install-dir]/frameworks/dita/DITA-OT/plugins/com.oxygenxml.webhelp/xsl/dita/dita2webhelp.xsl file with the additions that you suggested. I get the following error message:

"Cannot save the file: C:\Program Files\Oxygen XML Editor 15\frameworks/dita/DITA-OT\plugins\com.oxygenxml.webhelp\xsl/dita\desktop\dita2webhelp.xsl (Access is denied).Please note that the file content might have been altered. A copy of the editor's content can be found in C:\Users\herbertc\AppData\Local\Temp\OxygenXMLtemp\oxy-dita2webhelp.xsl447343359028148048.xsl."
On Windows the files from C:\Program Files are editable only with admin priviledges. Please copy the file C:\Program Files\Oxygen XML Editor 15\frameworks\dita\DITA-OT\plugins\com.oxygenxml.webhelp\xsl\dita\desktop\dita2webhelp.xsl in a different directory where you have write access (for example D:\myDir), edit the D:\myDir\dita2webhelp.xsl file as I suggest below, save it in the D:\myDir directory (where you do not get the Windows write interdiction error) and after that overwrite the original C:\Program Files version with this modified copy of the file.

cherbert wrote:Also, what I wanted to remove from the web help was the Table label and Table number, not the Table title. For instance,

Table 2: This is the Title

I want to remove "Table" and "2". I want to keep the descriptive table title: "This is the Title".
In that case you should add only the first line at the end of the dita2webhelp.xsl file, that is:

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<xsl:template name="place-tbl-lbl"/>
so that this file will end with:

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    <xsl:template name="place-tbl-lbl"/>
</xsl:stylesheet>

Regards,
Sorin

syed
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Re: Table numbers in Web Help

Post by syed » Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:36 pm

Hello,

I use Oxygen XML Author 21 and the output is Webhelp Responsive.

If i were to include the number 'Table 1' and the title, I think i might have to modify
DITA-OT3.x\plugins\com.oxygenxml.webhelp.responsive\xsl\dita2webhelp/dita2webhelpImpl.xsl
.

Is that correct? If yes, what change should i make in the xsl file?

If that's not correct, please let me know the correct file and the change.

Do let me know if the solution can be applied to version 22 and 23 as we might upgrade.

Thanks...
Syed

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Re: Table numbers in Web Help

Post by radu_pisoi » Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:43 pm

Hi,

In Oxygen XML Author 21 that comes bundled with DITA-OT 3.3.1, the Table nr. label is generated from the following XSLT stylesheet, search for the 'topic/table' string:

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DITA-OT3.x/plugins/org.dita.html5/xsl/tables.xsl
If you want to modify the code, it is recommended to use DITA-OT extension points, in this case use the dita.xsl.html5 extension.

In the latest version 23, the DITA-OT processor was upgraded to version 3.5.4 that implies changes in XSLT files. So, it is possible that a change you made for DITA-OT 3.3.1 to not apply for a newer version.
Radu Pisoi
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